Body Found Believed To Be That Of Missing 19-Year-Old

(WBRZ News 2) A body, believed to be that of a 19-year-old reported missing Sunday, was found Thursday morning.

The sheriff's office in Livingston Parish said the body was found near the intersection of Perrin Ferry Road and Blood River. Authorities suspect it is the body of Peter Pedeaux.

Pedeaux was reported missing Sunday night after going into woods with friends near Blood River and not coming out with them. Family members said the teenager's friends had conflicting stories when discussing the situation with sheriff's deputies. Though, the sheriff's office said in a news release Thursday, β€œat this time, detectives do not suspect foul play.”

Since Pedeaux went missing, deputies and volunteers – including members of the Cajun Navy – have searched wide, rural and wooded areas of Springfield.

Volunteers found the body Thursday morning around nine o'clock, authorities said.

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